In an effort to clean out my stash, I have been seeking crochet projects based on yarns instead of the other way around. Though this method necessitates more sleuthing and usually some compromising (or creativity), I tend to enjoy it!
With 8 balls of unused Therapi yarn on my mind, I knew I had found a match after laying eyes on the Gidget Tee. The pale and more vibrant purples wouldn't have been my first thought for a striped tee but after a bit of swatching, I found the combination rather soft and romantic. Just changing the colors of this top really transforms the look! I would love to have one in a nautical blue and red, or perhaps a delicious light lemon color paired with white.
This top-down tee is crocheting up very fast and, with simple rounds of either single or double crochet, is a perfect travel project. The pattern is also easy to customize for your body or preference. Instead of the rather long cut, I will be stopping only one or two inches below my natural waist. The shorter length combined with maybe some ribbing or adjustments to the sleeve will make a more flattering silhouette for me. Also, can we just take a moment to bask in the glory of being able to try on as you crochet?! The best!
Stay tuned for the final product! I have many (oh so many!) active projects in the works but I would like complete this top by Fall. I think it would be the perfect transitional piece for those first chilly days!